This isn't something I feel necessitates an "announcement". For a couple of reasons:

1) I don't actually think many people care why I do or do not compete at any given competition. A Majority of the world probably doesn't even know what Powerlifting is (though they should!)

2) My reasons are my reasons and don't need approval or disapproval of anyone.

3) Kind of the same as #1, but it's just not a big deal. The Arnold happens every year, and I plan on powerlifting my entire life.

All of that being said, I thought I'd share with everyone my reasoning--in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation and find my experience relatable/helpful/interesting/[insert whatever you'd like]